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What does Sam mean?

Sam [sam] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Sam). Nickname of Samuel or Samson, sometimes used as an independent name. "Uncle Sam" has been the personal face of the American government for over a century. Playwright Sam Shepard; actor Sam Waterson; singer Sammy Davis, Jr.

Variations

Sam has 4 variants: Samm, Sammey, Sammie and Samy.

Sam has 3 more different relations via Samson, Samuel: Sammy, Sansom and Shem.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Samry, Seam, ..

(female) Sase, Sli, ..

How popular is Sam?

Sam is a very popular first name for men (#192 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#3413 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Sam for boys. Sam reached its top rank of #34 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #533. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sam name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sam outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Sam and associated names. Sammie, Sammy (#1248 last year), Samson (#628) and Samuel (#23) are the popular variation forms of Sam (#533 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Sam were favored by parents a century ago (average #981) and are somewhat less conventional today (#886, down 52%), with forms such as Sammy becoming less trendy. Samuel has historically been preferred by parents, although Samson seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sam, Sammie, Sammy, Samson, Samuel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sam, Samuel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sam is pronounced similarly to Sim. Other recommended names are Cam, Ham, Kam, Ram, Sal, Sami and Tam. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sam.


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